Washington DC Birth Injury Lawyers
The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyous time for the expectant parents and the entire family. In most cases, births go off without a hitch, and a new life begins amid celebration and not a little relief.
Sometimes, however, births go horribly wrong. Childbirth is already a tense and scary process for many expectant mothers. You worry about the health of your unborn child, you worry about possible complications for yourself, and you worry about what will happen to your spouse and other children should something unexpected occur.
At LawMD, many of our attorneys are also doctors. We know firsthand how patients and their families must endure a range of emotions when a birth goes wrong. We also understand how a birth injury can affect a family forever. When a new life is shortened due to a doctor’s mistake, or a child’s health is seriously compromised by errors during labor or the birthing process, parents and other family members deserve answers, support, and compassion. We offer all of these things, and we also offer results that speak for themselves.
Types of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can range from mismanaged labor that results in short-term complications, to catastrophic mistakes that leave a child with permanent and serious disabilities. In the most horrific cases, a child dies due to a doctor’s mistake during labor or childbirth.
Our Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyers handle a full range of birth injury cases. We have tried cases involving every kind of birth accident, including:
- Labor and delivery injuries
- Neonatal birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Traumatic birth injuries
- Abnormal fetal presentation
- Improper induction of labor
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Erb’s palsy
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Medication mistakes during childbirth
- Maternal complications
- Premature birth
- Improper vacuum extraction
- Improper use of forceps
- Untreated jaundice
- Meconium aspiration
- Premature rupture of membranes
Many birth injuries occur due to inadequate fetal monitoring, a doctor’s failure to recognize fetal distress, and delays in life-saving cesarean sections. The tragedy of birth injuries is that most are preventable. And in many cases, mothers instinctively know that something is wrong, but have their concerns and questions ignored by doctors, nurses, and medical staff.
Our birth injury attorneys advocate for those who often can’t advocate for themselves. After a birth injury, many parents go into survival mode. They have more stress and responsibilities than they can handle, caring for a child who has special needs or must spend time in the NICU. On top of this, many must balance obligations at work as well as tend to other children at home. Unsurprisingly, a large percentage of parents develop depression and other mental disturbances after enduring a traumatic birth. Many mothers develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult for them to function in their everyday lives.
Why You Need to talk to our Washington DC Birth Injury Attorneys
Birth injuries are a form of medical malpractice. These are incredibly complicated cases that require medical knowledge and decades of experience in the courtroom. Because birth injuries involve a child, the damages are often in the millions. Putting a value on a lifetime of diminished capacity and loss of earning potential is a complex task. As a parent, you want to make sure your baby receives the most support, care, and resources he or she can get. You may need to plan for decades of medical care, surgeries, therapy, and medications. It takes a highly skilled birth injury lawyer to make sure your child receives the maximum amount of compensation available.
Call our Washington DC Birth Injury Lawyers about Your Case
No one should have to endure the trauma and heartbreak of a birth accident. If you lost a child during childbirth due to a doctor’s negligence, our lawyers are here to help. If you or your child suffered an injury because a physician, nurse, or hospital failed to deliver the appropriate level of care, we want to hear from you.
Our Washington DC birth injury lawyers are recognized throughout the greater D.C. area, Maryland, and the nation as one of the leaders in the field of birth injury litigation. We are available to help 24/7. Call today or contact us online to receive your free case evaluation.
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